We didn’t find the details you need to win games
Daniel Farke returned to Turf Moor this afternoon and saw his Norwich City side beat us 2-1 to go through to the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in eight years when they had also beaten Burnley, on that occasion at Carrow Road in the third round.
“It’s been a few years since Norwich City were in the fifth round and now, we have a chance to go into the sixth round for the first time in around 30 years,” Farke said. ” he said. “To come to Burnley, and Turf Moor is a difficult place to go, and deliver this performance and come back with a well deserved win, I can only praise the lads. We are all happy.
It was a first start for Josip Drmic who impressed his manager. Farke said: “It was a good performance from Josip, and it’s always good when a striker has end product. He got a goal and had good workload.
“I’m so in love with this group of players because they are sometimes moody or not happy when they’re not in the line up or the squad, but to come in without being in that rhythm and deliver such a team performance, committed, spirited, and top class, says a lot about their character.
“To be 2-0 up was deserved and we had chances to score the third or fourth goal. Sadly, we missed a few and anything can happen. The ball went through three of my lads at the near post and Burnley scored. With their physical strength and long balls, they can create situations, but even in the final few minutes I never had the feeling they would score because our defending was disciplined and solid.
“I’m delighted we didn’t score the third or fourth goal to show we can bring a tight game over the line. It’s the second time in a short period that we did that, as we did against AFC Bournemouth last weekend. It’s good for the confidence and to know we’re capable of winning a tight game against a good side.”
“James Tarkowski and Ashley Westwood were the two outstanding players on the pitch, full of all the energy and drive you need to be successful as a team, and alongside them there was no lack of will and desire. There were signs of what we can do, but it’s a strange situation for us. We’ve had two very good and well earned results this week, including a historic one at Old Trafford, and we wanted to win this one as well, not just because it was a cup game, but for the mentality.
“We put a side out that was more than capable, but we didn’t find the details you need to win games and I’m disappointed we haven’t come out as winners.”
He added: “The strange things about the cup is the feel of it. It’s become affected by how big the Premier League has become. I’m not doing it down because I’d love to have a really good cup run. It’s the one thing that’s been missing from my time here, but the fact is your eyes are still on the main prize, particularly for a club like this. We’ve just had two big results and two big performances. Would you then like a cup run? Of course you would. I’d love to win the cup.
“Would I put it in place of the Premier league? No, I wouldn’t; just because of the facts. We’ve had plenty of success here and if you said to me that a cup run was the only blot, I’d take it. trust me.
“It’s an oddity because you’d think that in seven seasons you would have something along the way, but there’s been an awful lot of work done that will be above the idea that we haven’t had a cup run yet. That’s bigger picture thinking though. In terms of today, we prepared well and there was no lack of effort of energy.
“Tomorrow morning, I’ll reflect on whether we could have done with another round and a midweek game, in among some big league games, having had all these injuries. That business side has to be factored in. On the emotional side, don’t get me wrong, I’m disappointed now and I’ll be disappointed tonight, but I’ll shake it off tomorrow and move on, like we do.”Share this page :